Centre for Children's Rights


Prof Laura Lundy
Professor of Education Law and Children's Rights
LL.B, LL.M, PhD,
Barrister at Law
Non-acting until October 2015.  Please direct all queries to the Deputy Director, Lesley Emerson

Deputy Director

Ms Lesley Emerson

Other Members:

Prof David Archard
Dr Bronagh Byrne
Prof Paul Connolly
Prof Jannette Elwood
Stefania Giannakaki 
Dr Lee Jerome
Dr Karen Kerr
Dr Sylvie Langlaude
Prof Ruth Leitch
Dr Katrina Lloyd
Dr Chelsea Marshall
Dr Sarah Miller
Dr Karen Orr
Dr Dirk Schubotz
Dr Ron Smith
Dr Karen Winter

Research Students:

Jen Banks
Rhian Barrance
Josephine Bweyale
Suzanne Coneeley
Lovina Emejulu
Erika Frank
Lucy Royal-Dawson
Harry Shier
Triona Stokes
Michelle Templeton
Jamie Yohanis

News from the Centre for Children's Rights

Centre for Children’s Rights supports NGO reports to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child

The Centre for Children's Rights has been delighted to support the Children's Law Centre and Save the Children (NI),in their preparation of a NI Young People's Report...

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Centre for Children’s Rights members attend children’s rights events in Dubli

On Wednesday 17th June, Professor Laura Lundy and Dr Karen Orr from the Centre for Children’s Rights attended the launch of the Irish National Strategy on...

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Doctoral Students Engaging with Schools and Children on Children’s Rights

Children’s Rights at Queen’s (CRAQ) is a new initiative in the Centre for Children’s Rights which is led by doctoral students at the Schools of...

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Visiting Research Fellow joins Centre for Children's Rights

The Centre is delighted to be hosting Alison Kearney as a visiting scholar for the next month. Alison is an Associate Professor at Massey University in New Zealand and was the head of the School...

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New report by the Centre for Children's Rights on Children's Rights Education in 26 Countries

UNICEF has recently published the findings from a research project undertaken by the Centre for Children’s Rights examining the implementation of...

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Archard, D. (2014) 'Children, autonomy and well-being,' in Colin Macleod and Alexander Bagattini (eds.) The Concept of Child Well-Being Dordrect: Springer

Archard, D. (2014) 'Procreating,' in S. Luper (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Life and Death Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Langlaude, S. (2014) Parental Disputes, Religious Upbringing and Welfare in English Law and the ECHR, Religion and Human Rights: An International Journal 9(1), 1-30.